Summer in the mountains is the best time to enjoy a high-altitude day of golf. Glorious peaks and lush surroundings will elevate, if not your score, definitely your appreciation for the Colorado lifestyle. The distance between Vail and Gypsum is less than 40 miles and yet there are more than 11 golf courses and clubs, one every 3.5 miles.
Vail Golf Club – Vail’s course features 7,024 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. A course rating of 71.4/132 from the back tees and 60.2/103 from the forward tees make it a truly spectacular experience for golfers of all skill levels.
EagleVail Golf Club – EagleVail’s PGA golf course was designed by the Devlin/Von Hagge design team and features 18–hole and Par 3 courses, Foot Golf, Pro Shop and Clubhouse. They offer Men’s and Women’s Leagues, private or group instruction, children's programs such as First Tee of Eagle County, Foot Golf, Thursday night Buckets and Brews and tournaments.
Beaver Creek Golf Course – The course was designed by well-known course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and is distinctive because of its long, narrow challenging fairways and its stunning scenery. You can choose to play 18-hole, 9-holes or a twilight game after 3pm.
Red Sky Golf Club – Red Sky Golf Course is a private membership club that features two championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio (7,113 yards/Par 72) and Greg Norman (7,580-yard/Par 72). The club includes a host of guest amenities, two restaurants and a pro shop.
Country Club of the Rockies – Country Club of the Rockies is a Member-owned private club in the Vail Valley, located at the base of Arrowhead/Beaver Creek Ski Areas. Designed by Jack Nicklaus the course sits along the Eagle River, which winds through the Vail Valley, the layout provides tremendous views of a mountain course without the awkward elevation changes. (7,402 yards/Par 72)
The Club at Cordillera – The Club at Cordillera is home to three very distinct golf courses: Valley, Mountain and Summit designed by Nicklaus, Fazio and Hale Irwin. Each with their very own unique characteristics and elevation making a round of golf not only memorable, but unsurpassed in its ability to challenge and mesmerize the golfer. Valley – 7,005 yards/Par 71; Mountain – 7,413 yards/Par 72 and Summit – 7,530 yards/Par 72
Sonnenalp Golf Club – The 7,100-yard, Par 71 championship course of the Sonnenalp Club is an easy 15 minute drive from Vail. The Club is semi-private and also offers dining, swimming, tennis and a fitness center. Guests of the Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail Village enjoy reduced golf fees.
The Short Course at Cordillera – A well regarded short game teaching professional, Dave Pelz has created a unique golf amenity for The Club at Cordillera. Poised to grace the high alpine terrain of the Divide, the 9-hole short game course is sophisticated enough for serious golfers who wish to develop a stronger short game, and relaxed enough for the whole family to enjoy. (1,257 yards/Par 27)
Eagle Springs Golf Club – The Club features a Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf designed golf course. The course measures 7058 yards from its championship tees, 6531 yards from its regular men's tees and 5049 yards for the ladies. The clubhouse features men’s and women’s locker rooms, a pro shop, snack bar and pub-style dining room.
Eagle Ranch Golf Course – With five sets of tees, the 18-hole public golf course can be played from 5400 yards to over 7500 yards, perfect to adapt to golfers of any skill level. The course is an Arnold Palmer Signature designed course located 30 minutes from Vail Resort.
Gypsum Creek Golf – Gypsum Creek is an 18 Hole Championship Pete Dye Public Golf Course that offer day play, pre-twilight and twilight play, golf leagues, junior golf and golf instruction.
It is easy to see that you have many golf courses to choose from – public, private or semi-private, all challenging courses but there is sure to be at least one that you’ll favor.